The U.S. Capitol Police said Friday that Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., will not be charged over an incident earlier this week in which he verbally threatened a reporter. 

"Consistent with our law enforcement responsibilities, we looked into the event, determined there isn't a complainant and have closed the matter," U.S. Capitol Police spokesman Shennell Antrobus said. 

Law enforcement officials had been discussing the possibility of a criminal charge following the confrontation between Grimm and NY1 reporter Michael Scotto. The confrontation took place after Tuesday night's State of the Union address. 

Grimm was caught on camera threatening to throw him over a balcony and break him "in half" -- after the reporter asked him about a campaign finance investigation. Grimm later apologized, and Scotto tweeted Wednesday that he "accepted his apology." 

There was still some question as to whether the House Ethics Committee could probe Grimm and possibly sanction him over his conduct. 

Fox News' Chad Pergram contributed to this report.